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Pev's low, Copperfield's high and best of the blogs in 2015

The most-read posts from our stable of bloggers and columnists in 2015

1. I can’t be the fall guy any more

’I have climbed my tree and fallen out too many times now. If I was stupid, I would get back up and start climbing again’

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peverley duo 1500x1000px

 

2. That poster? Ah. Yes. Sorry about that

’My PM appears in the doorway with that expression on her face. You know, the one that says, “We’ve had a complaint.”’

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Copperfield 340x175

 

3. Lessons to learn from the junior doctors

’Whatever the outcome, the juniors have shown us that the medical profession still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Listen up - it will be us next. What can we learn?’

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dr zoe norris duo 1500x1000px

 

4. The risks of noctors, phoctors & mocktors

’At the end of morning surgery, you will be debriefing six other professionals before starting to wade through the blood tests and letters diverted to you as the only one who can fully interpret them’

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dr shaba nabi duo 330x170px

 

5. RCGP admits: Australia isn’t real

’“One minute I was clutching my passport,” says ‘Katie’. ”The next thing I knew, I had been bundled into the back of a van and driven here”’ 

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k hole 1000x667px

 

6. Why would anyone want to be a locum GP?

’It’s not so satisfying catching the criminal if you’ve not been involved with the case’

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dr thomas gillham 1365x910px

 

7. Hospital doctors – don’t you just love them?

‘I know the cuts to the NHS have been savage, but I didn’t realise hospitals could no longer afford weighing scales’

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Dr david turner duo 3x2

 

8. GPs have been spotted trying to escape the country by climbing into lorries en route to Dover

’”One fella offered to check my blood pressure for me if I let him hide in the back,” confirmed Jean-Claude, a driver returning to Belgium’ 

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dr samir dawlatly duo 1500x1000

 

9. We’re ‘informally’ closing our list - and here’s how

’Clearly it was buried on page 20 of the booklet for a reason’

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hadrian moss duo 1035x690px

 

10. Is no one else talking about the elephant in the room?

’I’ve only worked in general practice for about a year, but I already finish surgeries exasperated at the sense of entitlement some people seem to have of an underfunded and overstretched health service’

GPs to be Oct 2013

GPs to be Oct 2013

 

 

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